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Shiner Holiday Cheer - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
80
good

964 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 964
Reviews: 313
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 17.61%
Wants: 16
Gots: 69 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Spoetzl Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Atlas1 on 10-26-2008)
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dkw0063

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

12-01-2012 15:21:40 | More by dkw0063
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Goliath

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear brown/dark amber color with some ruby hues in the light. A large inch and a half light tan head forms on top and lingers with decent retention leaving no lace behind.

This beer is incredibly fragrant, and I think I like it. As soon as you open the bottle you get hit in the face with fruit, and even with the glass sitting a little over a foot away, I can still smell it. That peach they used in the brewing definitely comes through and add a wonderful fruit quality that dominates the nose. Actually, I really can't get past the peach, so as much as I like the nose, I'm disappointed that I can't get some familiar characteristics.

The taste is ok. Again, the peach takes a dominant role, and I'm not opposed to it. It's certainly a nice twist on a traditional Dunkelweizen. The malted wheat has a soft characteristic, kind of grainy but not a whole lot going on with it. I don't get the pecans at all. The peach dominates the flavor profiles as well as the nose. Sigh.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with plenty of lively small bubbled carbonation. Very crisp on the palate.

Drinkability is moderate. A tasty beer, but the overbearing peach flavor will definitely limit the consumption of this beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2008 21:53:51 | More by Goliath
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Kromes

Georgia

3.48/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: A clear dark brown with a finger width of tan colored head.

S: Aromas are mostly of peach with some sweet toasted malt and a touch of herbal hop. The peach aroma is really, really strong.

T: A nice toasted nutty malt flavor up front with some herbal hop flavor and bitterness. The finish is where the peach really comes out with a little bitterness that combines with the toasted malt/nut flavors. A lot better than I had anticipated, tastes really good, but that peach is strong.

M: Mouthfeel is full bodied and the carbonation is good.

D: This is a nice beer. The fruity peach flavors remind me of a summer beer, while the full body and toasted malts are more of a fall feel. Overall the beer works, but I wouldn't recommend it to someone who doesn't like sweet fruity beers.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2009 23:27:41 | More by Kromes
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abex44

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

11-04-2012 23:53:02 | More by abex44
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Proclarush

Maryland

3/5  rDev -14.8%

11-25-2013 14:39:23 | More by Proclarush
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DOCRW

Washington

2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

02-22-2014 19:08:55 | More by DOCRW
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dalepryor

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -14.8%

05-07-2013 21:23:32 | More by dalepryor
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JVan

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

12-28-2013 21:38:25 | More by JVan
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kingmaker

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

12-19-2013 03:31:29 | More by kingmaker
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OKCNittany

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

01-28-2014 01:44:58 | More by OKCNittany
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CWhite

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

12-24-2012 02:11:54 | More by CWhite
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wtkphoto

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

02-13-2013 17:23:04 | More by wtkphoto
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WesM63

Ohio

3/5  rDev -14.8%

11-08-2013 03:08:31 | More by WesM63
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MrHungryMonkey

Texas

3.45/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Nose is highly peachy with spicy notes. Smells kind of like a fruit-flavored soda - almost like peach Fresca, only more peaches-and-creamy.

Pours a dark caramel color, good clarity, mild foamy head.

First sip shows some bitterness and soft peachy, creamy, fruity flavors. A little malt, mild dry roast notes and drop of caramel sweetness. Splash of floral hop. More bitterness acts like a mechanical hum white nose in the background. Deeper peach notes - some sips really come close to the feeling of the wonderful canned peaches I love. I can't really detect the pecan (pronounced 'pee-can', not 'pa-con' round here), but I do get some dry, oily, nutty notes that I attribute more the malt than actual nuts. Then again, I don't think I've ever had a beer with real nuts in it so I can't say. Deeper sweetness, and the bitterness subsides for the most part. Medium body with syrupy feeling (think 'peaches with medium syrup') and moderate carbonation. Perhaps the creaminess is from the wheat?

What a funny thing to come from Shiner. I love the idea, and the beer's not bad either. It's fun and different and, well, peachy! Prosit!

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2008 01:32:54 | More by MrHungryMonkey
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Troville1990

Illinois

4/5  rDev +13.6%

11-14-2013 00:43:08 | More by Troville1990
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Karibourgeois

Texas

3/5  rDev -14.8%

03-09-2014 15:32:26 | More by Karibourgeois
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EagleTalon

Oklahoma

3.74/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not really a true Dunkelweizen this year, it has pecans, peaches and um....caramel color added.

Pours to a nice buff head and clear brown color. Aroma is peachy, nutty malty and grainy. No hops detected. Flavor is bold and complex with bitter pecan, peach and sweet grain notes. Mouthfeel is medium and pleasingly sticky. A good hearty winter brew that is askew but tasty.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2013 23:47:42 | More by EagleTalon
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JackieTH

Minnesota

3.13/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Medium amber with a off-white foamy head.

Smell: Peaches and roasted malt.

Taste: Peaches and roasted pecans with underlying malty sweetness. Mild spicy earthy hop. Finish is dryish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light.

Drinkability: Not too bad, but too fruity for me to go more than one bottle at a time.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2010 23:43:17 | More by JackieTH
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djre4orm

Virginia

4/5  rDev +13.6%

06-13-2013 19:16:19 | More by djre4orm
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deadliest

Texas

4/5  rDev +13.6%

05-07-2013 23:55:32 | More by deadliest
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Drk93TT

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

11-28-2013 04:37:41 | More by Drk93TT
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yancot

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

01-23-2014 05:09:42 | More by yancot
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BeardedBoffin

New Mexico

3.13/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This is an amber, carbonated beer with modest foam that quickly disappeared. Peaches, peaches, and more peaches--it is difficult to pick out any else from the peachy saturated aroma. A decent mouthfeel. The wheat character is definitely present, adding some texture to the experience.

The flavor is more in the sweet peach department with a dash of holiday spice at the end.

Sweetness and the extent of the peach is a bit too much for this beer enthusiast.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2009 23:09:32 | More by BeardedBoffin
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DaveMiller

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

03-28-2014 03:18:30 | More by DaveMiller
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BrownAleMale

Wisconsin

3.58/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured in a Kasteel goblet.

Appearance- Dark brown to the eye, but when put to the light a dark blood red is revealed. White tiny head that disappears like a rabbit in a hat.

Smell- Tons of peach with toasted pine nuts.

Taste- Once again lots of peach but not to much to over take the actual beer itself. A piney hops on the back end.

Mouthfeel- Light mouthfeel that is very properly carbonated. Makes for a very easy drinker.

Overall- A nice tasty change of pace holiday beer. My biggest gripe is that I've had it 3 years in a row and the taste changes every single time. I would prefer more consistency.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2012 15:53:51 | More by BrownAleMale
Shiner Holiday Cheer from Spoetzl Brewery
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